Keith J. Stover

Lobbyist

  • Overview

    Biography

    Keith Stover's lobbying and government relations practice involves all aspects of federal, state, and local lobbying and consulting, including health care legislation and regulation; gas, electric, and water utility legislation and regulation; the environment; higher education; and business taxation and regulation. He organized and has directed for several years the health insurance industry lobbying and communication activities in Connecticut and elsewhere. He also designs, directs, and implements major public relations, advertising, and grass-roots advocacy programs for a number of clients.

    Mr. Stover's background includes extensive lobbying and government relations consulting activity. Prior to creating the Government Relations Group within Robinson+Cole in 1990, he was for several years a partner in Duffy/Stover, Inc., one of the state's largest independent lobbying firms.

    He served as the executive assistant to the president of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, where he was responsible for the organization's extensive legislative and administrative agenda. For that organization, and for others, he has coordinated electoral campaigns in federal, state, and municipal races, acted as liaison for the state's business community, and directed press activities. He has also provided consulting services on electoral races throughout the Northeast.

    Mr. Stover has served on numerous boards and commissions, including the Managed Care Ombudsman Advisory Committee and the Simsbury Land Trust. He served as a member of the Connecticut River Preservation Task Force and was appointed to the Commission on Educational Excellence, charged by the legislature and governor to develop a reform plan for the Connecticut public school system.

    Mr. Stover graduated from Hamilton College with a B.A. in public policy.

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Developed and implemented, on behalf of all of the HMOs in Connecticut, a political and lobbying strategy that defeated several waves of legislation harmful to Connecticut's insurance industry.
      • Secured funding for one of the single largest open space acquisitions by a northeastern state.
      • Successfully lobbied for the electric industry in the negotiations to deregulate Connecticut's retail electric market.
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • News

      R+C in the News

      • May 8, 2013

        John Lynch and Keith Stover Quoted in Connecticut Law Tribune

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